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(NYPost)   NJ Governor Chris Christie says that if the NY Giants win the Superbowl NJ should pay for them to parade around the Meadowlands parking lot in lieu of NYC paying for a parade down Broadway in Manhattan   (nypost.com) divider line 104
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2012-01-18 08:30:17 AM  
I can't decide between "At least it's a shorter helicopter ride to the parking lot, but a longer Hoveround ride to his steel-reinforced, ham-fountain-equipped viewing tank" or "Fun Fact: The Metlife Stadium at the Meadowlands was originally designed to be Chris Christie's single-serving cereal bowl."
 
2012-01-18 08:56:18 AM  
Can't afford police, fire or teachers but Tubbo the Magic Clown can justify this?
 
2012-01-18 09:09:10 AM  

lajimi: Can't afford police, fire or teachers but Tubbo the Magic Clown can justify this?


The NFL and the New York Football Giants are mall business job creators. They can't be expected to be required to pay millions of dollars for their own celebrations and marketing. That would just be rank redistribution of wealth.
 
2012-01-18 09:13:27 AM  

kronicfeld: The NFL and the New York Football Giants are mall business job creators.


That's an extremely appropriate typo.... there's a huge mall that was built @ Giants Stadium which has been sitting unfinished for years. No construction jobs, no movie theater jobs, no Orange Julius jobs... nothing.
 
2012-01-18 09:31:18 AM  
One game at a time there, chubsy.
 
2012-01-18 09:31:40 AM  
How.....festive.
 
2012-01-18 10:18:01 AM  
Have there been any fat jokes yet?
 
2012-01-18 10:37:11 AM  
The governors office demands tribute in the form of 6 fried chickens, 4 racks of ribs, 10 dozen doughnuts and a water tower of Pepsi.
 
2012-01-18 10:37:27 AM  
Doesn't the team usually end up footing the bill for those kinds of parades?
 
2012-01-18 10:39:59 AM  
in a way i agree. theres no reason they should be playing in jersey. we could have built a stadium somewhere else in ny. long island has room as well.


NYer living in richmond
giants fan
 
2012-01-18 10:40:16 AM  
Got to see the last parade from work after they beat the Pats. Definitely better than seeing them in a freakin' parking lot!
 
2012-01-18 10:40:29 AM  
If they lose the Superbowl, the NY Giants should be forced to play football in New Jersey for the foreseeable future as punishment.
 
2012-01-18 10:45:26 AM  
Christie is a Cowboys fan who needs to shut his stupid trap on this one.
 
2012-01-18 10:45:31 AM  
The Giants stink. The Jets deserve to be in the Superbowl, and they would be if it weren't for the horrendous officiating.
 
2012-01-18 10:46:57 AM  
Don't they have to win the NFC first? worry about that before you talk about the Super Bowl.
 
2012-01-18 10:47:28 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I can't decide between "At least it's a shorter helicopter ride to the parking lot, but a longer Hoveround ride to his steel-reinforced, ham-fountain-equipped viewing tank" or "Fun Fact: The Metlife Stadium at the Meadowlands was originally designed to be Chris Christie's single-serving cereal bowl."


Congrats on making Christie seem like both the Baron Harkonnen AND a spice navigator from Dune. Well-played.

I still don't see what's so great about Christie and why so many Repubs wanted him to run (at least, why he supposedly sucks less than the clowns actually still running, or were running).
 
b3x
2012-01-18 10:49:29 AM  
There is only one NFL Team that plays in NY, and even they play a few games a year in Canada ...

// Why does the commish hate NY?
 
2012-01-18 10:50:59 AM  
Don't worry Governor. The parade will be in San Francisco.
 
2012-01-18 10:51:00 AM  

Robert1966: Got to see the last parade from work after they beat the Pats. Definitely better than seeing them in a freakin' parking lot!


Oh, c'mon. Who doesn't love a parade through a sea of smoldering hibachis and empty cans and bottles of Miller Lite?
 
2012-01-18 10:51:15 AM  
By all means. Maybe he can get Romney to speak at a fundraiser.
 
2012-01-18 10:51:31 AM  

Freakin Rican: in a way i agree. theres no reason they should be playing in jersey. we could have built a stadium somewhere else in ny. long island has room as well


As a Long Islander who knows what happens to the roads on Belmont Stakes day, I don't think having an almost-weekly event involving 80,000 people on this island would be the best of ideas.
 
2012-01-18 10:52:10 AM  
This reminds me of when the Bears threatened to build a stadium in Gary.
 
2012-01-18 10:52:23 AM  
No please, I can see the stadium from my office window. I don't like traffic.I don't like mooks. Mooks in traffic is about as bad as it gets.
 
2012-01-18 10:54:33 AM  
Chubbo shouldn't be telling anybody else where to "parade," considering that he wouldn't be able to parade much farther than the distance between his refrigerator and his living room sofa without a helicopter assist. And oh, guess what, Lardass? There's an actual football game this Sunday and, unless the Giants win it (and the Niners have a little something to say about that), the only place the Giants will be marching is home to watch the Super Bowl on TV. And the Giants are currently listed as the underdogs in that game, so don't count your Kentucky Fried Chickens until they're hatched.
 
2012-01-18 10:56:24 AM  

spentmiles: The Giants stink. The Jets deserve to be in the Superbowl, and they would be if it weren't for the horrendous officiating QB.


FTFY
 
2012-01-18 10:57:46 AM  

FreakinB: Freakin Rican: in a way i agree. theres no reason they should be playing in jersey. we could have built a stadium somewhere else in ny. long island has room as well

As a Long Islander who knows what happens to the roads on Belmont Stakes day, I don't think having an almost-weekly event involving 80,000 people on this island would be the best of ideas.


im an ex LIer as well and i know the traffic. but you can locate it somewhere close to mass trans. like yank and mets stadiums. could have moved it to shea's old location before making it a parking lot. staten island maybe(yuk). who knows. just stick them in NY somewhere
 
2012-01-18 10:58:51 AM  
And what unemployed New Jersey citizen will Christie bully and then post on YouTube if his demands aren't met?
 
2012-01-18 10:59:44 AM  
We'll just fire a few more teachers and cops to make it happen - no big deal!
 
2012-01-18 11:00:17 AM  
Yeah, no. I like the fact that the Devils are the only New Jersey to have ever won a championship and have paraded there.
 
2012-01-18 11:01:07 AM  
Count me among those that don't think his idea is silly. The only professional football team that plays its games in New York should be parading in New York. (of course, it would help if they won enough games to earn a parade...)
 
2012-01-18 11:01:37 AM  

Freakin Rican: FreakinB: Freakin Rican: in a way i agree. theres no reason they should be playing in jersey. we could have built a stadium somewhere else in ny. long island has room as well

As a Long Islander who knows what happens to the roads on Belmont Stakes day, I don't think having an almost-weekly event involving 80,000 people on this island would be the best of ideas.

im an ex LIer as well and i know the traffic. but you can locate it somewhere close to mass trans. like yank and mets stadiums. could have moved it to shea's old location before making it a parking lot. staten island maybe(yuk). who knows. just stick them in NY somewhere


Ah. I don't count Queens as Long Island. Geographically yes, but when you say "Long Island" nobody's thinking Queens or Brooklyn.

Anyways, I have no problem with them playing in Jersey beyond the fact that it's kind of a pain in the ass for me to get there. And despite being in a different state, the stadium is closer to Manhattan than most of the sites you're talking about.
 
2012-01-18 11:02:40 AM  

Crotchrocket Slim: I still don't see what's so great about Christie and why so many Repubs wanted him to run (at least, why he supposedly sucks less than the clowns actually still running, or were running).


to be fair, christie agrees with you. The guy knows he is too annoying and unpleasant to win national office. Yeah, his "thing" works in New Jersey, but that sort of attitude would torpedoe him in the south and the midwest (and the far west to some extent.) Credit to him though- at least he can admit to his limitations.

The republican party just has a lot of people who can't stomach romney (more so when they were courting christie... the rank and file at least seems to be warming to him)
 
2012-01-18 11:03:28 AM  
...and if the Patriots win, he should shave Brady's name into his chest.
 
2012-01-18 11:07:35 AM  

xanadian: ...and if the Patriots win, he should shave Brady's name into his chest.


With the size of that chest, he could shave the full names of the Patriots' entire starting lineup in his chest hair. Moot point, however, since the Giants will be watching the Super Bowl on TV.
 
2012-01-18 11:08:53 AM  

Cyberluddite: xanadian: ...and if the Patriots win, he should shave Brady's name into his chest.

With the size of that chest, he could shave the full names of the Patriots' entire starting lineup in his chest hair. Moot point, however, since the Giants will be watching the Super Bowl on TV.


Sounds like a job creator to me!
 
2012-01-18 11:25:31 AM  
Not to worry, because the Giants season will be over at approximately 7pm pacific time on Sunday, and this whole argument will become moot.
 
2012-01-18 11:26:32 AM  
If NY wants to celebrate a Super Bowl win, they'll either have to wait until the Bills win one or get their own expansion team.

/Go NJ Giants!
 
2012-01-18 11:28:36 AM  

No Line For Beer: If NY wants to celebrate a Super Bowl win, they'll either have to wait until the Bills win one or get their own expansion team.

/Go NJ Giants!


oh boy here we go
 
2012-01-18 11:29:12 AM  
It doesn't matter since the Super Bowl victory parade will be in San Francisco anyhow.
 
2012-01-18 11:29:22 AM  

Cyberluddite: And the Giants are currently listed as the underdogs in that game


Good point, they only win playoff games when they are at home and favored.
 
2012-01-18 11:32:17 AM  

maddogdelta: Count me among those that don't think his idea is silly. The only professional football team that plays its games in New York should be parading in New York. (of course, it would help if they won enough games to earn a parade...)


Buffalo (Orchard Park, actually) might as well be in Canada. East Rutherford is 9 miles from Manhattan. New Jersey can't support a professional sports team without New York. The Redskins play in Landover. The Cowboys play in Arlington. Teams frequently attribute their name to the metropolitan area in which they play. You get the idea.
 
2012-01-18 11:35:20 AM  
I can't wait to hear what Easterbrook has to say about this.
 
2012-01-18 11:40:50 AM  

spentmiles: The Giants stink. The Jets deserve to be in the Superbowl, and they would be if it weren't for the horrendous officiating.


3/10

You'll get a few bites.
 
2012-01-18 11:45:06 AM  
How about saying "good job, congratulations" and be done with it. I mean, really? Heroes?
 
2012-01-18 11:47:23 AM  
LOL New Jersey. Its a parasite state. It only exists by leeching off of NYC and Philly.

Without its neighbors, NJ would be about as relevant as North Dakota
 
2012-01-18 11:53:01 AM  

Freakin Rican: No Line For Beer: If NY wants to celebrate a Super Bowl win, they'll either have to wait until the Bills win one or get their own expansion team.

/Go NJ Giants!

oh boy here we go


Here we go nothing. He's right. The Meadowlands is a 15 minute drive with no traffic to get to the New York/New Jersey Border. In reality thats like 45 minutes given the area.
 
2012-01-18 11:53:13 AM  

spentmiles: The Giants stink. The Jets deserve to be in the Superbowl, and they would be if it weren't for the horrendous officiating.


"Homer's Law" is the sports corollary to Poe's Law.
 
2012-01-18 11:54:06 AM  

Freakin Rican: in a way i agree. theres no reason they should be playing in jersey. we could have built a stadium somewhere else in ny. long island has room as well.


No.

Exhibit A:
www.longislandexchange.com
 
2012-01-18 11:54:59 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: "Fun Fact: The Metlife Stadium at the Meadowlands was originally designed to be Chris Christie's single-serving cereal bowl."


That's fantastic. +1
 
2012-01-18 12:00:10 PM  

LemSkroob: LOL New Jersey. Its a parasite state. It only exists by leeching off of NYC and Philly.

Without its neighbors, NJ would be about as relevant as North Dakota


North Dakota has 646,844 citizens spread over 70704 square miles while New Jersey has 8,707,739 citizen in 8,722 square miles.
We've been an integral part of the culture, history, and development of the United States.

/You are a lousy troll. Please try harder.
 
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